Career Resources

What Can I Do With My Political Science Major?

Not sure what to major in or are you wondering how your Political Science major will connect to potential careers? The Center for Career Development’s What Can I Do with My Major guide for Political Science includes resources about CLAS majors, related career titles, UConn clubs and activities, and professional associations.

Political Science Career Tracks

Below are eight popular career tracks for Political Science students. The sample curriculum is intended to provide an example of a course of study one might take. These are suggested courses only and are meant as a tool to guide students towards a career.

Lawyers and Legal Profession

Political Consulting

Foreign Service

NGO / Non-Profit Sector


Political Journalism




The Center for Career Development is available to assist students with their career exploration and development through the following resources:

Where are they now?

Check out these job titles and companies of Political Science alumni

Clerk of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee at Connecticut General Assembly
Head of Sales – Regional Vice President at BT Global Services
Managing Editor at New Haven Register
Director, Corporate Communications at Travelers
Legislative Specialist at FEMA
Legislative Analyst at Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
1st Grade Teacher at Achievement First
HR Consultant – Talent Acquisition at The Hanover Insurance Group
Government Relations Associate at Sullivan & LeShane, Inc.
Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement at the Council on Environmental Quality
International Trade Compliance Analyst at Pratt & Whitney
Development Associate at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust
Paralegal at General Electric

(Retrieved from LinkedIn, February 2015)

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